30 June 2015

Display SharePoint Online Web Designer Galleries

SharePoint iconWhen you open the site settings of the default SharePoint Online team site to upload a solution, you will discover that the Solutions Gallery is not displayed in the settings. In a tutorial in the Office 365 from Scratch series I have explained why and what to do about it.

Sandboxed Solutions
Four of the SharePoint Solutions - Kanban Task Manager, TimeCard, Study Manager and Calendar Browser - are sandboxed solutions that need to be uploaded and activated in the Solutions Gallery of the site collection where they should be used.

Find the Web Designer Galleries
Most SharePoint admins create new SharePoint site collections for the Solutions. Then they can open the Site settings, find the Web Designer Galleries group, select Solutions and upload their product.
SharePoint Web Designer Galleries
However, if you try to install your Solution on the default team site, you will discover that the Web Designer Galleries group is not displayed in the site settings. The reason is a fairly new setting that prevents users from running custom script on self-service created sites.

Allow script
To solve the problem you need to go into the SharePoint admin center and change the default settings, so that custom script is allowed on self-service created sites like the default team site.

In the demo below I show how to do it, and the process is also described in an article on how to show the SharePoint Online Web Designer Galleries the in the Tips section. It is quick and easy – you just need to know what to change!

Office 365 from Scratch
The SharePoint Online Web Designer Galleries tip is just one in a new series of Office 365 tutorials. I begin from scratch, with a demo on how to set up a trial version of Office 365, and after articles about basics that are common for all Office 365 apps I continue with SharePoint Online. Welcome to have a look!

Peter Kalmström
CEO and Systems Designer Business Solutions